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A Creative Thanksgiving

I woke up this morning, made some stuffing and a turkey.  Then it cooked for three and a half hours.

Thanksgiving Turkey 2011

While it was cooking I got so caught up in the Macy’s Parade and working on wire wrapping that I forgot all about the potatoes, rolls and green beans.  Chris took the kids to the playground while I threw them all together.  While they were cooking, I made this:

The poem is from an amazing prayer book Morning and Evening by Johann Habermann that you can get for free here or here.

We ate a wonderful meal that I thought about taking pictures of only after it was gone.  Everyone laid down for a nap, and I worked on finishing the necklaces I started in the morning.  After a quick trip to Michael’s for an amazing easel, we all ate chex mix and popcorn while watching Charlie Brown’s Thanksgiving.

After everyone went to bed, I decided to work on a few more necklaces.  Here’s everything I made today:

Necklaces I made on Thanksgiving Day

They will be in my Etsy shop soon, and available on Cyber Monday!

(I also started a painting tonight, but all I did was paint a canvas black, so I don’t have a picture of that.  I’ll post it when it’s done.  I do love my new easel!)

Can you cook a month at a time?

A good friend and I were talking about this at church on Sunday morning, then I saw thispost.  Maybe it’s a sign?  I don’t know if I’m organized enough to cook a month at a time.  I’ve been doing 3-4 days each weekend, but this is starting to get intriguing.

(And, by the way, I spelled intriguing correctly all by my self on the first try without using spell check.  Very exciting for me, I had to share.)



Have your cake and eat it too!

It’s Austin’s 2nd birthday today, and we celebrated with a trip to Chick-fil-a and their indoor, air-conditioned play place! I also made cupcakes. The party is Saturday, and we’ll be having chocolate and hot dogs and all kinds of yummy crap, so I wanted someone a bit lighter. Angel food cake is my favorite, so that’s what we had. It was my first attempt at angel food cupcakes though, and I wasn’t prepared for the size! They’re ginormous! The best part: 1/12 of the recipe is a serving. A 140 calorie serving (I know! AMAZING!) I made 12 small cupcakes and 3 huge ones. The kids each ate 1.5 small ones. It was nice to be able to say yes when they asked for seconds!